Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-140) Detroit (+120)
The Detroit Tigers (45-75) will play the Los Angeles Angels (51-67) at Comerica Park on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has Los Angeles at -140 and Detroit is at +120. The over/under comes in at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Patrick Sandoval and Matt Manning.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 3.9 runs/g, which ranks them 25th in baseball. They have accumulated 455 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .296. The Angels have tallied 154 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 131 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 436 runs batted in and 894 hits on the season, and their batting average comes in at .228. Los Angeles is slugging .380 and have been called out on strikes 1,138 times, while being walked on 348 occasions.
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The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.91 this year (16th in the league), and they have rung up 1,016 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 392 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.99 as a unit so far this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Angels pitchers have allowed 126 home runs and 500 runs in total (17th in MLB).
The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 57.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 97 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 197 runners on the year and 36.5% of them ended up scoring. Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 125 times and also have had 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 359 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 50 holds on the year (25th in the league). They have 26 saves on the campaign and have blown 19 of 45 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with 3,143 putouts this season, in addition to 996 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them sitting 14th in pro baseball, and have 96 double plays. The Angels have transformed 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,429 innings, which ranks them 7th in professional baseball.
Sandoval (7-23 career record) has a FIP of 4.09 while he has gone up against 1,137 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 241 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 116 walks. His earned run average is 4.04 (118 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.357. Sandoval has taken the hill for 263 innings and has totaled 275 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Tigers hold a slugging % of .331 and they tally 3.20 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have recorded 169 doubles, while getting a free base 280 times and scoring 384 runs. Detroit has accounted for 71 home runs for the year to go along with 367 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,054 instances (4th in the league) and have recorded 895 hits. The Detroit Tigers have earned an on-base percentage of .282 in addition to a team batting average of .226 so far this season.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.297 with a FIP of 4.01 as a staff over the course of the season. They sit at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 981. The Detroit pitching staff have relinquished 529 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.05 (470 earned runs allowed). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.33 (869 strikeouts vs 373 free passes). They have given up 110 HR's and they surrender 4.56 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB).
Detroit relievers hold an inherited score rate of 29.0% out of their 145 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 115 times in high leverage situations and on 85 occasions with base runners. With 114 save situations, the Tigers have recorded 73 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. They rank 11th in MLB with a save rate of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 430 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 39 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 99 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in MLB). The Tigers have accrued 1,033 assists, 70 errors and have a tally of 3,134 putouts over the course of the season. In 9,402 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (15th in the majors).
Manning (4-7 mark in his career) holds a 5.22 ERA while surrendering 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.80 and he has faced 490 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded 64 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.468 and a FIP of 4.4. In his career, Manning has surrendered 121 base hits and he has 74 punch outs in 110 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-140)
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